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  • Writer's pictureMelanie Reinersman

New Year, New Hires: Helping New Employees Feel Welcome

Updated: May 27, 2020

If you can remember your first day at your current job, or the very first day of your very first job, you might recall feeling excited, anxious, overwhelmed, motivated, and/or confident. Now your job is to help others acknowledge those feelings (and more), while getting up-to-speed on a vast array of 21st century career development. Never forget, its not just a job – it is one day of many in a holistic journey. ~ David M. Reile, Ph.D.

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FOCUS ON: New Jobs to Start the New Year

The December 2015 job report revealed the second-best year since the turn of the century. The good news is this latest stretch of job gains has run for 63 consecutive months. The bad news is that the unemployment rate was unchanged. Read all the latest labor market stats in the Wall Street Journal’s December Jobs Report.

JOB SEARCHING: Start a New Job Without Mistakes

New graduates beginning their first full time job will undoubtedly make mistakes. But a little advice can help them avoid four common mistakes: being a know-it-all, too comfortable, too involved or over-eager. Read more.

FOR PRACTITIONERS: Why You Should Help Your Client Get a New Job Within Their Own Company

Looks like job mobility is no longer the best source of increased pay, satisfaction, and advancement opportunities. Share with your clients the research paper, “Shifts and Ladders: Comparing the Role of Internal and External Mobility in Executive Careers,” (Bidwell & Mollick). Read more.

TOP TEN: Ways to Welcome New Employees

It sounds obvious to welcome new employees with a “Hello” and a clean desk. Yet all current employees could use this refresher course of 10 simple ways to make that first day the best day for someone new to the organization. Read all ten.


Go where you are celebrated—not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start. - Unknown
A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. - Albert Einstein
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is “What are you doing for others?” - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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